Monday, May 11, 2020

Who's afraid of going to work?

People in "essential" jobs have continued working during the coronavirus pandemic – often with little or no access to testing and protective gear. Despite their fears of contracting the virus, many cannot afford to leave their jobs. As Kevin Hassett says, “It is scary to go to work. [...] I think that I’d be a lot safer if I was sitting at home [...]." But Hassett is not an "essential" worker on the "front lines" of the "war against" coronavirus – he is a Senior Adviser to President Trump who has called for "the economy" to re-open quickly, and he has access to testing and face masks (which he only wears "at times"). (Andrew Shields, #111words, 11 May)


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